News Chiltern Branch Chiltern Branch is saddened to learn of the death of Mel Errington who was Acting Branch Chairman during 2009 and 2010. Committee/Volunteers: There are vacancies for the following roles; Newsletter Editor Web Editor, Publicity Officer Contact Dave Chapman; see back page. New Members: we welcome Mrs D Richards, Ms A Woodhams Mr S Gardner, Mr D Bishop Mr & Mrs R Danton-Rees, Mr K Hall Ms N Whicker, Mrs M Curtis Mr P Oakman & Miss L Skinner London Region will contribute £3250 to the restoration of Carpenters Road Lock; Chiltern gave £250. CRT should have dredged the Slough arm by the beginning of June Recent Meetings: April committee Jeff Whyatt, CRT, joined us after our AGM in March and gave an update on CRT SE . Jeremy Batch gave another great talk in April; this time on the River Lee Wendover Arm Trust We were very sad to hear that Paul Leech died last month. Coming soon to a Venue near You May 16th - 19th , Ricky Festival August 16th - 17th , Lock Wind July—Wed 24th & Mon 28th Himalayan Balsam Pulls at Marsworth and Ricky How about joining us next time and help make a real difference. To find out more, just type IWA Chiltern Branch into your search engine or ring John Brice; see the
back page. Please look at the changes made to the Branch’s Website . CARP Needs You Some years ago the Canal and Riverside Partnership in Berkhamsted set 7 Information Plinths along the canal. Made of metal, the information is raised from the background to allow for Brass Rubbing. They are very smart. (See photo) A couple of times a year, they need a clean with some water, a bit of fairy and a soft brush. CARP has asked if there is a Branch Member living in the Berkhamsted area, who could take on this task. The Town Warden used to do it. One of the Information Boards is now looked after by the Rising Sun Group. Need to know more, contact Judy Clegg; see the back page .
Carp information panel
A new charity, Waterways Experiences has taken over operation of the community boats previously run by Reachout Plus, which went into liquidation in 2013. There will be an article about WE in the next issue of Grapevine, but they will be at the Rickmansworth Festival
PLEASE Sign up for IWA Chiltern e-News The hardcopy version is normally available at our evening meetings. MAY 2014 ISSUE
IWA Chiltern Branch's Newsletter, Grapevine. Issue 31, May 2014.